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Secrets of success in devising and implementing eLearning revealed in eCom's eBook
By: Bob Little PR
Called 'Getting started on your eLearning project', the eBook covers such things as: realising and defining your project; identifying a training need; defining what success looks like; the importance of focusing on one issue at a time; assessing and outlining learning options; assessing your organisation's capabilities;
"eLearning's benefits won't be new to anyone who's responsible for organising an eLearning project," explained Emma Dickson, one of eCom's learning technologies specialists. "So, this eBook explores how to ensure each project not only always meets the expectations everyone has of it but also benefits your organisation's performance."
The eBook explains how to build a strong business case for your project, tackling three key stages: realising and defining the project; assessing learning options, and achieving buy-in.
It recommends that, from the outset, you must know your end goal and conduct a learning needs analysis to identify potential learners' skills and/or knowledge gaps. It outlines how to identify a learning need; defines what success looks like, and it advises assessing, realistically, your organisation's capabilities - especially its state of learning and development (L&D) maturity.
The eBook goes on to recommend appointing a project co-ordinator and identifying the relevant subject matter experts (SMEs). It adds that other project team members could include an instructional designer and a digital designer – sourced from inside or outside the organisation.
When considering the learning options, the eBook advocates considering the potential audience's prior knowledge, existing skills and so on, as well as the learning delivery options for the learning - especially in the light of the current rise in hybrid working.
Finally, it poses six key questions, the answers to which will determine whether the project achieves buy-in, especially from the project's stakeholders.
Emma Dickson said, "The eBook's key takeaways are that those in charge of an eLearning project must define their training objectives and ensure these align with their organisation's needs. They must be realistic about their organisation's and team's capabilities and be willing to outsource if success depends upon it.
"In addition, they must ensure they've thoroughly explored all the learning options with the relevant people - so they can back-up their proposal to stakeholders with reasoning and evidence."
To tap into this wisdom from eCom (https://ecomlearningsolutions.com/